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    • Priority: Major
    • Resolution: Fixed
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    • Fix Version/s: 1.17.0
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      Canonical Map<K,V> datatype can be represented using combination of three value vectors:

      keysVector - vector for storing keys of each map
      valuesVector - vector for storing values of each map
      offsetsVector - vector for storing of start indexes of next each map

      So it's not very hard to create such Map vector, but there is a major issue with such map representation. It's hard to search maps values by key in such vector, need to investigate some advanced techniques to make such search efficient. Or find other more suitable options to represent map datatype in world of vectors.

      After question about maps, Apache Arrow developers responded that for Java they don't have real Map vector, for now they just have logical Map type definition where they define Map like: List< Struct<key:key_type, value:value_type> >. So implementation of value vector would be useful for Arrow too.

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              • Assignee:
                KazydubB Bohdan Kazydub
                Reporter:
                IhorHuzenko Igor Guzenko
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